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Philippe Niyongabo
Head of Energy Division, African Union Commission

Philippe Niyongabo is Head of the Energy Division in the Department for Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union Commission (AUC). Niyongabo studied energy policy and planning in Pennsylvania, USA, and electro-engineering in Belgium. Before he joined the AUC in 2005, he was Director General of the Société Nationale d’Eau et d’Electricité du Burundi (REGIDESO), and President of the Administrative Council of SINELAC (Société Internationale d’Electricité des Grand Lacs, Burundi-RDC-Rwanda).

  • Austrian Development Cooperation, Republic of Austria
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities, Republic of Mauritius
  • Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia